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Cpu that wont bottleneck a 4870

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February 28, 2009 5:22:12 AM

Im looking for a cheap cpu that will bottleneck the least or perhaps to a 4870 radeon.

I was thinkin of kuma 7750 but im afraid its gona bottleneck bad... should I get this cpu or get me a P2 x3 720? Im trying to build me a cheap system but I really wanted to put a 4870 on it.
February 28, 2009 8:34:25 AM

I'd go for the PhenomII X3 720 over the 7750, in fact I'd choose that over any other similar priced CPU.
February 28, 2009 8:38:20 AM

is this a new build? If so I would say the Q95X0 series would be a good option sence the P2 can't compeat agianst the Q9550 and that way there you'll have less bottlenecks for a long time. Until you get a 2nd GPU and if you are thinking of multi GPU I would get the Core i7
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February 28, 2009 9:12:57 AM

But Q9550 is twice the price of the P2 720.
February 28, 2009 10:10:34 AM

An e5200 overclocked to 3.3ghz
February 28, 2009 10:34:16 AM

Devastator_uk said:
But Q9550 is twice the price of the P2 720.


But the P2 720 is a tri core you'll have to compare the P2 940 and the Q9550 and that is where I'm coming from.
February 28, 2009 2:53:01 PM

Would you notice a big difference betwen then 7750 kuma and the p2 x3 720? with a 4870? Thats overclocking both of them
February 28, 2009 3:13:52 PM

Please ignore the Intel fanboys. They think everyone should run a q9550 or i7 920, despite them costing twice to thrice as much as what is necessary. Yes, you would notice the difference between a Athlon 7750 and a Phenom 2 720. First, the Kuma is a first-generation Phenom core, which is cache-starved, and runs at a lower hypertransport. Not to mention it is a dual-core. The Ph2 is triple-core, and so will run core-optimized games better, as the third core can be used to run background aps and the OS. It has a faster HT link, more cache, more OC headroom, and if you're lucky, you can enable the fourth core and get a 940 cheap.
February 28, 2009 3:34:21 PM

I think I made my decision thanks 720 it is.. I thought that enabling that fourth core was just a bunch of BS
February 28, 2009 6:53:58 PM

blackpanther26 said:
But the P2 720 is a tri core you'll have to compare the P2 940 and the Q9550 and that is where I'm coming from.


What I'm saying it that in the original post he said he wants a cheap system and since he was thinking of a P2 720 one can assume that's roughly as far as his budget will go. You may aswell suggest a QX9770 while you're at it :sarcastic: 
February 28, 2009 7:07:06 PM

Why not the i7 965EE? I would never sugest a $1000 CPU in my liftime. And I don't think I'll buy a $1000 CPU.
February 28, 2009 7:35:03 PM

kal20mx said:
Would you notice a big difference betwen then 7750 kuma and the p2 x3 720? with a 4870? Thats overclocking both of them


Absolutely!
The difference is huge!
Phenom II 720 is great choice for the money, it speed is compared to old phenom 9950! and most important is that it's clockable to 3.6Ghz - 3.9Ghz !!!
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